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PBDA Employment

Palm Beach Day Academy offers competitive salaries and benefits in a rewarding work environment.

Palm Beach Day Academy seeks to employ faculty who are dedicated to providing our students with the support and challenges needed to prepare them for success in secondary school and beyond. In addition to excellence as educators, candidates should possess a desire to add to the vibrancy of the Palm Beach Day Academy community by becoming full participants in the school’s programs, events and activities.

To apply for a position, please mail your resume to:
Palm Beach Day Academy
241 Seaview Avenue
Palm Beach, Florida 33480.

Open positions at Palm Beach Day Academy  – Lower School Spanish Teacher ’18-’19 – Middle School Science Teacher ’19-’20

Faculty Position: Lower School Spanish Teacher
(Full-time position)

Palm Beach Day Academy, established in 1921, is an independent coeducational school, serving 450 students from age 2 to Grade 9, on two campuses. The Lower Campus, which houses students age two years old – Grade 3, seeks a Spanish Teacher who must be a fluent Spanish speaker and have knowledge of language acquisition specifically in early childhood education. This position will begin August 2018. Candidate must be an energetic lifelong learner. In addition, a successful candidate will:

  • Have strong interpersonal skills with students, faculty, and the parent community in both English and Spanish
  • Have strong organizational and communicative skills
  • Be able to create lessons that are student-centered
  • Be dedicated to the character development of students
  • Evaluate and maintain progress reports for individual student achievement
  • Meet the needs of native Spanish-speaking students so that each student can grow in language acquisition
  • Demonstrate proficiency in innovative technology to support the curriculum
  • Develop and implement creative curriculum and show written evidence of preparation

To be considered for this position qualified candidates will have a:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of full-time teaching experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Please email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of at least two references to Martha Bjorklund, Head of Lower School, at mbjorklund@pbday.org.

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Faculty Position: Middle School Science Teacher
(Full-time position)

Palm Beach Day Academy, established in 1921, is an independent coeducational school, serving 450 students from age 2 to Grade 9, on two campuses. The foundation of PBDA’s program is the education of our students in an academically challenging and compassion-rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body and character.  At all levels, our students will be, as our mission states, challenged to excel, 
empowered to act
, and prepared to lead. The Upper Campus, which houses Grades 4-9, seeks a Middle School Science teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

The ideal candidate should bring a passion for scientific inquiry, a demonstrated mastery of content knowledge, growth mindset and a desire to create a student-centric, interdisciplinary classroom whereby students experience an environment that fosters a love of science and the skill set to question, test and draw conclusions from the world around them.

Candidates should be flexible and stay current with educational research in order to be prepared to teach the course content effectively. A strong interest in technology and the ability to use it as a teaching tool in our one-to-one computing environment are imperative.

PBDA science teachers must employ a variety of teaching strategies in and out of the classroom in order to be effective for all types of learners. This may include, but not limited to: hands-on learning; project-based learning; place-based learning; collaborative activities; content reading; discussion; and technology.

A willingness to collaborate in the development of curriculum is an essential skill, as the Middle School science team is in the midst of an exciting curricular redesign. The best candidates will also demonstrate an ability to successfully collaborate with colleagues across disciplines.

Strong candidates will have 5-7 years of middle school experience. While all applicants will hold a Bachelor’s degree with concentration in Science, a Master’s degree is preferred. For more information, view the contents of our website.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and at least two references to Sarah Kemeness, Head of Upper School, at skemeness@pbday.org.

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